Yo-Yo Ma and his Silkroad colleagues head to Asia this month for four concerts celebrating 20 years of cultural exploration.

Yo-Yo will join Shawn Conley (bass), Johnny Gandelsman (violin), Mario Gotoh (viola), Joseph Gramley (percussion), Mark Suter (percussion), Kojiro Umezaki (shakuhachi), Michi Wiancko (violin), Wu Man (pipa), and Wu Tong (sheng, suona & vocals) for concerts in Seoul and Taipei on October 17 and 21.

The next week, the group will travel to Hangzhou and Beijing, where Yo-Yo and Wu Man will premiere composer Zhao Lin’s new double concerto for cello and pipa with conductor Long Yu and the Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra.